Book a Spa Day: I am a fan of deep-tissue, hot stone massages but everyone has their own favorite ways to be pampered. Check out local spas for extended Mother’s Day deals and book a session for less. No time? Pop into a nail salon for a 10 minute chair massage.
Sign up for a class: Whether it’s Tango, Salsa, Spanish or Cooking, learning something new will give your skill set–and confidence–a boost!
“Step Into Spring”: My friend, Stacey, hosted an intervention a few weeks ago when I went for my basic Bordeaux. “Um, it’s time to step into spring” she said, flatly. My nails atre now”Hawt as Hello” thanks to her tip and my friend, Kaley’s color suggestion. <;;3
Lunch Al Fresco: Beautiful weather should not be wasted. Grab a friend or colleague (or a good book) and dine in the sunshine.
Summer Cocktail Hour: I am a huge fan of Skinny Mojitos (made with Splenda) and authentic Sangria (Read: no triple sec) this time of year. Find your drink –virgin or otherwise– and sip away! Umbrella’s optional.
Get In Shape: Get serious about your health! Get up early or take your gym bag to work and workout at lunch or as soon as you clock out. Hire a trainer (if you need and can afford one) or ask a fit friend to help teach you a few tricks. No money for the gym? No worries! Go for a run at your local park, do pull-up’s on the playground or check out the many exercise videos available on Netflix. Getting into shape will not only have you looking better, but you’ll also have more energy, less stress and a happier outlook (thanks to endorphins being released). You’re worth the effort!
Bat a Few Lashes: I am always encouraging shameless flirting because it’s delicious fun.
Go To A Show, Concert or Sporting Event: Seeing Ricky Martin on Broadway, The Yankees play the Red Sox live and Enrique move in real time all became lovely life memories. Share a roof with a few of your favorites.
Upgrade Your Style: Contact a personal shopper (many stores offer this option) or a stylish pal and have them help you pick out a few pieces to give your closet a boost.
Listen To Your “Happy Playlist”: Hell is a place with no music, I am sure of it. Put together a playlist with your favorite tunes and listen to them on your commute, lunch break or while running errands. The right song can turn an entire day around.
Make a Friend Date: Stacey and I have “Mani/Pedi Saturday’s and if one of us is low, we book an impromptu “French Fry and Sangria” therapy session. Never fails!